Thursday, June 27, 2013

Huia 1 Update

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It's been a very busy term.
Here's a few things we have been doing this term.

Your life in jelly beans - a video we enjoyed watching.

For reading, we are studying the novel "Private Peaceful" by Michael Morpurgo.
One of the recurring themes in the novel is the children's nursery rhyme "Oranges and Lemons". We decided to do a bit of research on this nursery rhyme. Thanks to Karmveer for the links to each of these bells.

Oranges and Lemons
Oranges and lemons,     
Say the bells of St. Clement's.    
You owe me five farthings,     
Say the bells of St. Martin's.     
When will you pay me?     
Say the bells of Old Bailey.     
When I grow rich,     
Say the bells of Shoreditch.      
When will that be?   
Say the bells of Stepney.  
I do not know,     
Says the great bell of Bow.     
Here comes a candle to light you to bed,     
And here comes a chopper to chop off your head!
Chip! Chop!Chip! Chop!   
The last man’s dead!
The story behind Oranges and Lemons  
Here's what it sounds like with the bells of Saint Clement's actually
ringing  out the tune of the nursery rhyme. 

Some of the topics we have been learning about recently:
- Nelson Mandela
- Helen Keller
- Mount Tarawera eruption
- The Wahine  Disaster
- The  huia bird
- The North Island brown kiwi
- Sir Edmund Hillary
- The story behind Queen's Birthday Weekend

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